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breaking news on our team to national russian photographer is dead after being missing in eastern ukraine for a month. islamic state militants release a video apparently showing the execution of another u.s. journalist saying this in revenge for american. forces in iraq. the final day of commemoration ceremonies marking the tenth anniversary of the base school massacre. in beslan and we'll bring you the recollections of the survivors.
as the ukrainian army has driven back from the embattled don't yet region as local fighters on their mission. protesters are gathering in new paltz in wales where security is tight ahead of a two day nato summit we'll look at what's driving a push for more troops in eastern europe and who's likely to pay for a. day in moscow you're watching international. breaking news at this hour is being confirmed that russian photographer andre stanton is dead he's been missing in eastern ukraine for almost a month arena has the details while hopes for injuries safe return from ukraine have been shattered after a genetic test has proven conclusively that the remains that have been found in
south eastern ukraine indeed do belong to andre stern and it was a photo journalist working for ria novosti which is part of christie's supporting news corp the head of which has made this statement on the death of andre we've followed andries fate and demanded that international organizations freed him where thankful to everyone in russia and their broad for your activities and for your support. unfortunately when we were trying to do everything possible and even impossible for his freedom and ready no longer with us now those words of brad is a different and by a massive show of support that was began right here i dare say a subordinate headquarters where i'm standing i was spread all over the country even all over the world not just journalists but people in other countries including organizations that for protection of journalists worldwide have issued
their support they have been calling on andries are these because it was assumed that her dream was detained by ukrainian forces as they have previously done to a number of russian journalists or journalists working for russian news outlets including our team but no information was provided by kiev that would specify exactly what was happening to andre or where she was staying in surf friends journalists have been working with him they have discovered andris car among other vehicles that were part of the civilian convoy of refugees that was in the nets krege and that convoy was fired upon by ukrainian forces and on tree whose remains were found right there on the spot was one of those who died in that attack he survived but his mother for whom it is obviously a very tragic time and her tragic loss is shared by thousands of people in the uk the world over and of course by andries friends and colleagues for mourning him today. a photo correspondent for the ria novosti news agency stern and had been
working outside covering the ongoing conflict in the region he lost contact in moscow on august the fifth and hadn't heard from since a week later in an interview to a lot of young radio station the ukrainian security service said they heard him only to later backtrack two weeks after his disappearance kiev issued a search warrant and said he was most likely being held by government forces then on august twenty second a burn car with three bodies and camera equipment was found on a road outside don't yet d.n.a. test results now confirm one of those bodies was that of andre stand him. stannin was a respected photographer who worked in conflict zones all over the world for media outlets such as reuters and a.p. these are some of the latest and last pictures he took while working in ukraine before covering the ongoing army assault in the country he was in kiev during the mass anti-government rallies on make square. with more than a dozen journalists has been killed abducted interrogated and tortured in ukraine learn more about their fate in the conflict zone on our website that's r.t.
dot com. in other news a second american reporter has apparently been executed by islamic state militants steven soft life was taken captive more than a year ago previously seen in the video where another u.s. journalist james foley was beheaded. and has the story because it's a scenario that we've seen before when another american journalist james foley was beheaded two weeks ago similar orange jumpsuits a desert setting an executioner with a british accent in both videos and now the westerner threatened to be killed next when these islamic states your heart is beheaded james foley two weeks ago they showed stephen sokoloff in that same video and vowed to kill him unless the u.s. started airstrikes against the isis so smother address the isis shortly before he was killed here i ask you to please my child. as
a justice to be merciful and not punishment for matters he has no control over cycle of force kidnapped at the syria turkey border last year he was thirty one years old he had written for the time and foreign policy magazines he reported from syria turkey egypt bahrain after steven salt of the islamic state is threatening to execute david paints a british citizen david haynes reportedly had experience with the british military and he did security work for nonprofit organizations leader now this long state doesn't just working americans in the video they warn other governments against becoming part of quote unquote this evil alliance of america against the islamic state after the killing of james foley president obama made it clear that the executions would not stop the airstrikes some u.s. officials say for anything murders like these could only make america more involved in the fight against the jihad is. where the islamic state has become the richest
terrorist group to ever exist with two billion dollars in their watch asked not to put that into perspective the taliban's budget is five hundred sixty million dollars now with such funds at their disposal of jihadists able to maintain a well supplied army but what does that money come from where almost half of their cash comes from captured all fields in syria and in iraq robbing banks guard the militants approximately four hundred thirty million dollars money laundering and smuggling also forms a large part of the budget middle east expert joshua landis told us that the fight against islamic state militants will turn into another afghanistan for the u.s. it's very difficult in this situation because isis dominates a region the size of great britain in both syria and iraq if you're going to destroy them and kill them. and hit their buildings you have to have somebody else to replace them. otherwise they'll just spring up and you'll infuriate the sunnis
that are trapped in between baghdad and damascus so the us has to come up with a strategy somebody has to pay for it and there has to be an exit strategy and obama does not want to get stuck in some swamp the way the u.s. did in iraq originally or in afghanistan without an exit strategy. a lot of boy could discuss the rising jihad as threats i'm its effect on the west with british muslim and social and political activist on jim challenge and you can watch that later on for his day. memorial services in the south russian city of beslan are entering that final day the nation is marking ten yeas since a deadly terrorist attack on a school with chechen militants took over a thousand people hostage for three days the attack took the lives of three hundred thirty four people most of them children and their mothers trends the reports from beslan. we are in the baseline jim this is the epicenter of the tragedy and
the whole place has become this very touching memorial i just want to point out some of the things that we've got here aside from the faces of the victims lining the walls including this lady believe it's a quarter of a who we're going to talk about in just a little bit you can see all the different toys for example and of course flowers lining this entire area especially for today's event and the bullet holes that were left behind during the attack and the rescue operation that followed now while the photos of the dead are lying in the walls here more than three hundred people including. that i mentioned her daughter was actually with her here in the gym. died protecting her her daughter and another friend of hers both survived the attack and now ten years later they came back to the school for the first time and they spoke with us about their memories more than three hundred
candles shined in the darkness each one a life lost in the baseline siege ten years ago angela sequoyah and diana elokobi made it through that terrible attack then only seven years old on the first day of class their rescue was preserved in photos both gruesome and iconic. well you know one of the stone i remember i was with my mom and a man came up to me and put me into a car so i was in a car with his picture of a steak and you put them in their daily lives. and they just that that's a human thing i don't really remember how they brought me out of there i just remember a man took me and carried me through some gardens or something and my face was covered with blood the blood dried out in my eyelashes and i couldn't open my eyes and i remember that i still had to ponytails my mom made to feel privy. this is the grave of angela's mother who died protecting her during the attack while angela and diana were spared the fate of many of their classmates on that horrible day they
say their childhoods are buried here among the victims. now after this tragedy you remember all these terrible things and this is not a normal childhood once you start remembering those years when you were a child you remember this terror attack very vividly you don't remember anything else. they see if you were deal forced them to accept the harsh realities of life and comprehend things no child should but they add that the memories of the people they lost must live on with the next generation. is now which means in the end this is important for me somehow i want my children to know about it and never forget maybe when i tell them what happened they'll begin to understand certain things and treasure life because it can stop an enum and any day anything may happen to us. treasure r.t. . and you can join us throughout wednesday for our coverage of the final day of
memorial events in beslan. now we're getting some big breaking news into us here at r.t. international kiev says that president poroshenko has announced a permanent cease fire in the east of ukraine the statement follows a phone conversation with russian president vladimir putin it's believed that the two leaders discussed steps to end the bloodshed and violence in the eastern regions has been carrying out a military crackdown on anti-government fighters that for five months but we will be bringing you more details as soon as we get them but that's the news big news coming into us here at r.t. international breaking as we speak. meanwhile in eastern ukraine these aerial
images show the remains of a village in the dawn yes region devastated by a military campaign at least fifteen hundred people used to live there now as you can see it's empty and houses lie in ruins nearby villages and towns are still being bombed despite anti government forces pushing the army out. followed the fighters on one of their missions. with the anti-government fighters in the outskirts of the town of you know via square traveling two way they think they might still be ukrainian soldiers hiding walking through the fields you know we're following the anti government troops now in this part of the town is supposed to be the use of the ukrainian army but they're coming just to check that there's nothing no soldiers hiding here no mines on the ground. at this fight right now so if you want to get a feel. for us you still hear us. right next to us.
we're just we're just going to keep down the mission's going down and. ok you heard that explosion. there were. these explosions going to be i think we can stay on the ground. you can hear some of. the firing coming from behind us and some of. in front of. all these anti-government fighters have actually been winning wagons most of the fifteenth here in eastern ukraine what do you find there. we saw an armored vehicle belonging to the ukrainian military entering our territory we did not invite them here we want to live freely on our own land. there are no russians here and there never were there is only the local population
grows up to defend themselves do you see any russians or chechens here. well no way back i say it was a successful mission and it's just a matter of time before not only the entire town of the advice going to the surrounding areas but indeed the whole of eastern ukraine is in manhattan for this the hot seat on the outskirts of a device is. now just a reminder of the breaking news that's coming in to us and ukrainian president has announced a permanent cease fire in the east of ukraine these reports are coming in to us now the statement follows a phone conversation with russian president vladimir putin now it's believed the two leaders discussed steps to end bloodshed and violence in the eastern regions of the country kiev has been carrying out a military crackdown on anti-government fighters for five months we're bringing you more details on this announced permanent cease fire as soon as we get the breaking
news here on r.t. international. well the u.n. secretary general says peace in ukraine is crucial for peace in all of europe later today artie's peter lavelle discusses the crisis in crosstalk. in retreat ukraine civil war is grounded into a stalemate in the economy this is created an opening for dialogue all parties seize the moment all moscow continue to be. a reminder of the breaking news coming into us here at r.t. international as we speak and that's that ukrainian president has announced a permanent cease fire in the east of ukraine he's had a phone conversation with russian president vladimir putin now the two leaders discussed steps and it seems they've agreed on ways to end the bloodshed and violence in the east of the country self-proclaimed republics in the east say they're ready to settle the conflict and to discuss with kiev if needed that safety
have stops its assault ukraine's military crackdown on anti-government fighters has been ongoing for five months but it looks as if a ceasefire has been announced by ukraine will be joining our correspondent paula slee a live for more on this very very shortly. we think of the way we think the. beaches. coconut gently swaying in the ocean breeze. and. why it has a deep dark little secret a secret the u.s. government would like you to go. through all the way. well i did. take it all will be. the.
information is coming in to us constantly at the moment the statement follows a phone conversation with russian president vladimir putin it's believed that the two leaders discussed steps to end the bloodshed and violence in the east of ukraine it seems that they've agreed on the steps to end violence now self-proclaimed republics in the east do so. they're ready to settle down and discuss with us if he stops its assault on those eastern regions now ukraine's military crackdown on the anti-government fighters has been going on for five months but it does seem as if a ceasefire has been announced it's according to the press office of ukrainian president petro poroshenko we'll be bringing you updates on this is soon as we get them because they are continually coming into us here at r.t. international and our correspondent paula is in ukraine and we'll be talking to her to get the very latest very very shortly but that's breaking news here on r.t.
international now amid the crisis in eastern ukraine kiev is launching a new english language t.v. channel aimed at promoting its point of view on the conflict and global affairs it's called ukraine today r.t. host nation our way reached out to the network's executive producer for more details although the conversation didn't go exactly as planned joining us in the now is not push no where the executive producer of ukraine today i just want to share our audience a little taste of your broadcasts. can we see that when our name is that you are also responsible for thousand so i wasn't of this in my country and russia today who financed by. my current here by about ukraine that's why i don't want to communicate with you and they call to my international colleagues don't cooperate to visit russia today
could you just tell us a little bit more about. ok very good ok well they need to later join kevin irwin here in the studio to talk about that interview invited her on and as our audience just saw the invitation to come on and have frank dialogue should the questions beforehand she could have been well prepared with arguments we didn't get to that because of the. goal of coming on with the show this sign of russia today stop lying which we did and unfortunately right now what we're seeing on social media is ukraine today trying to say that we cut them off we just absolutely listen to the law if you're not only wasn't there i went back to it to make sure our audience saw what an invitation for dialogue was turned into i think what it comes down to calve and we of course it witness instance where it we're in a media war and this is part of the game we're going to continue to invite these people are not going to stop we're going to continue to fight the state produces we're trying to get yes we're going to fight a different views are not going to give out we want to have all perspectives on our
t.v. certainly on in the now it's something we try very hard to do and this is going to be stuff that happens if we continue to do that but we're not going to stop we're not going to back down let's just take a quick look at some of the initial promo material the lessness and see what they're about ukraine today bringing to you such a deal. if you want. to extend does that reflect what we see on the broader channel how much more if you see pretty much all we're seeing right now because they don't have presenters they don't have reporters yet they've basically just started for now they have big plans they're portraying themselves are trying to portray themselves that the information channel on a lot of interviews. that touch and has given to b.b.c. to al-jazeera she's talking about how they're going to bring in foreign aid they're
not going to they're pressed day they're not going to be propaganda i'm not sure if running a promo talking about how russia is a threat to the entire world could be deemed not propaganda but it's for the viewers to you today. and you can watch nieces full encounter with the executive producer of ukraine today so now you tube channel and wednesdays in the now a nice it will bring you more reaction to that conversation you can watch it at six pm g.m.t. . but to our breaking news this hour here on r.t. international the ukrainian president petro poroshenko has announced a permanent cease fire in eastern ukraine that's according to a statement from his press office it follows a phone conversation with russian russian president vladimir putin where the two leaders discussed steps to end the conflicts in the violence in eastern region self-proclaimed republics there in the ace down yes new ground say they're ready to talk to k.f.
if kiev stops its assault its military assault on the regions the so-called anti terror operation as it's being called now or if we go on for five months of course our correspondent paula slee will be joining us live from u.k. ukraine very very shortly our to international to bring us the latest news that breaking news here on our senior international a cease fire has been announced by the ukrainian government in the east of the country. now raising money to bolster a military presence in eastern europe in the wake of the ukrainian crisis this is one of the key issues to be discussed during an upcoming nato summit in the u.k. over the weekend hundreds of peace protesters hit the streets of port in cardiff and wales they want less money spent on more a nuclear weapons site could nato afford to boost defense infrastructure across eastern europe well currently the twenty eight member states spend as much as one trillion dollars
a year maintaining what the alliance or ready has that means the organization alone gets more military funding than the rest of the world put together and washington is currently footing most of the bill with just over a quarter of nato is budget made up by other members those in the alliance as opposed to contribute to percent of their g.d.p. each year but not everyone does in fact more than eighty five percent of countries on the list all willing or simply are not ready to provide that much cash peace activist ludo thinks the timing of the summit is well picked. it's not by accident that every important subject in the nato summit will be the question of the victim's budgets which was difficult to sell to the public opinion but now with the crisis in ukraine and the stepping up of the crisis it gives arguments to let's say the western military industrial complex to say look we need this budget it's for our security it's very important. for the nato summit will begin on
thursday and r.t. will be closely following events. the north atlantic treaty organization. or simply nato. i would like to invite the secretary general as well as the president's baby in croatia to join me here you have nato roadmap for the next ten years. breaking news here on r.t. international big breaking news as well ukraine has announced a permanent cease fire in the east of the country that's according to the press office of the president petro poroshenko now the statement comes after petro poroshenko had a phone conversation with russian president vladimir putin and we know that the two leaders discussed possible steps to try and end the bloodshed of violence in the
east of the country where of course thousands have been displaced and killed playing republics there in the ace do say that they are ready to sit down and discuss with kiev open dialogue if the ukrainian army stops its so-called anti terror operation in the east of the country which has been going on now for five months and correspondent paula slee will be joining us very much for very shortly here and also international with big breaking news this hour training in government has announced a cease fire in the east of the country. and another breaking going developing story on a busy day for r.t. it's been confirmed that russian photographer understanding is dead and been missing in eastern ukraine for almost a month renegotiate has the details. while hopes for injuries safe return from ukraine have been shattered after a genetic test has proven conclusively that the remains that have been found in
south eastern ukraine indeed do belong to andre stand and it is a photojournalist working for ria novosti which is part of all threats these news corp the head of which has made this statement on the death of andre we've followed andries fate and demanded that international organizations freed him. where thanks to everyone who rushed down the road for your activities and for your support unfortunately when we were trying to do everything possible and even impossible for his freedom and already no longer with us now those words of brad is a different and by a massive show of support that was that began right here and i dare say a subordinate headquarters where i'm standing by it was spread all over the country even all over the world not just journalists but people in other countries including organizations such for protection of journalists worldwide have issued
their support they have been calling on andries are these because it was assumed that entry was detained by ukrainian forces as they have previously done to a number of russian journalists or journalists working for russian news outlets including our team but no information was provided by kiev that would specify exactly what was happening to andre or where she was to stand in serve friends journalists have been working with them they have discovered andris car among other vehicles that were part of a civilian convoy of refugees that was in donetsk region that convoy was fired upon by ukrainian forces and on tree whose remains were found right there on the spot was one of those who died in doubt attack he survived but his mother for whom it is obviously a very tragic time and her tragedy and her loss is shared by thousands of people in the world the world over and of course by andries friends and colleagues for mourning him today. well a photo correspondent for the.